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SPOTLIGHT: Students 'scare hunger' with fundraising drive
Lisa Dubé, vice principal of Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox secondary, worked with a Share volunteer to unload a van piled with 560 pounds of food for the local food bank. Fox students collected the goods last month to raise awareness about hunger in the Tri-Cities. Meanwhile, students at Port Moody's Mountain Meadows elementary took part in the school's We Scare Hunger campaign for the third year, bringing in 650 pounds of food for the Share food bank.
The fourth annual Game for the Cure at Coquitlam's Town Centre Park last Sunday brought in more than $3,500 for the BC Cancer Foundation — more than the organizers' goal. A number of prizes were handed out at the field hockey event that was co-emceed by Samantha McIlwrick, including a signed field hockey jersey from the Canadian Senior Women's National Team, field hockey sticks, shirts and hoodies. Online donations to the cause can be made until Dec. 1: www.fieldhockey.ca/en/news-1071-4th-annual-field-hockey-game-for-the-cure.
Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart and city council this week praised the efforts of local seniors who competed this summer in the 25th annual BC Seniors' Games in Burnaby. More than 4,000 people aged 55 and over, from across the province, took part in the events, with Coquitlam residents connected with the Fraser Valley Zone 3 team winning second place overall: 173 gold, 138 silver and 110 bronze medals. "We would like to applaud the efforts of all our participants at the games, whether they won a medal or not, they are champions for working hard to achieve their goals," the mayor said. "Their commitment to active living makes them all leaders in action, and contributes to making Coquitlam a healthier community."
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